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1 Institute of Water Research Web-based Watershed Management Tools for 516(e) Train the Trainer Workshop June 21, L-THIA LID Component Bernie Engel, Larry Theller Y.S. Park, T. Wright

2 DIGITAL WATERSHED HIGH IMPACT TARGETING LONG-TERM HYDROLOGIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT Overview: Basic Curve Number Analysis The L-THIA LID Model What is Low Impact Development Specific LID Techniques 2

3 Tutorial Outcomes User will employ L-THIA LID model to estimate environmental benefits for various BMPs User will be able to estimate dollar costs of potential “Lot Level” BMPs Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

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5 Impact on Hydrology Pre-development Post-development

6 Impact on Hydrology Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution. Time Direct Runoff (Volume) Urbanized Area Detention basin Natural Eventually, “increase” in 1. Peak flow 2. Direct runoff after urbanization

7 Basic L-THIA Model Long-Term Hydrologic Impact Assessment – Average annual runoff – NPS pollution An overview / screening model User friendly tool Does not require detailed data input Identifies need for more detailed modeling Provides "What-If" alternatives evaluation scenarios Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

8 Assumptions Water flows across the surface to form flowshed – no storm drains Water equally spread across landscape – No routing Average antecedent moisture – soil is not saturated or frozen Rainfall is evenly spread in local area Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

9 Curve Number Analysis Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution. rainfall to runoff ratio for different surfaces Direct Runoff Rainfall (in)

10 Averaged mass of NPS contaminant from each landuse EMC Table Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

11 Nonpoint Source Pollution 11 L-THIA LID produces Average Annual Pollutant Results for a series of metals, chemicals, sediment, and bacterial indicators. (e.g. lbs of Nitrogen per year) L-THIA LID NPS Outputs: NitrogenChromium PhosphorousNickel Suspended solidsBOD (Biological Oxygen Demand) LeadCOD (Chemical Oxygen Demand) CopperOil and Grease ZincFecal Coliform CadmiumFecal Strep

12 Basic Model Concepts Model is easy to run Always gives an output… Important to understand assumptions and limitations Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

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14 Limitations Accuracy of landuse and soil data – Big limitation Accuracy of runoff curve number – Hydrological impacts are understated – LID not reflected Accuracy of published NPS relationship – Lead in runoff based on 1990’s models Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

15 How good is L-THIA 15 L-THIA estimates match measured direct runoff separated from USGS daily stream flow using iSep VERY WELL

16 L-THIA LID 16 Based on the rainfall – land cover – runoff analysis method already used in many communities Input: Land Use Pattern(s) + Soils Pattern Process: Daily Runoff and Pollutant Loading Calculations (30 years) Microscale CN Adjustment Output: Average Annual Runoff and NPS loads

17 Low-Impact Development (LID) An approach to land development to mimic the pre-development site hydrology to: 1)Reduce volume of runoff 2)Decentralize runoff, diffusing flows into smaller retention/detention areas 3)Improve water quality 4)Encourage groundwater infiltration Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

18 LID Benefits Ecologically Sensible Provides Added Values / Ecosystem Services Economically Sustainable Lower Costs (Construction, Maintenance & Operation) vs. Conventional Multifunctional Practices Ideal for Urban Retrofit Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

19 LID Major Components Conservation (Watershed and Site Level) Minimization (Watershed and Site Level) Integrated Management Practices (Site Level) Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.  Conservation  Forest/Woods  Infiltrable Soils  Storage, Detention & Filtration  Rain gardens  Drainage swales  Green roofs  Porous Pavement  Minimization  Reduce imperviousness  Soil Compaction

20 L-THIA LID Basic Screening Application: Target preliminary goals at the watershed and site level Reduce imperviousness Conserve infiltratable soils Conserve functional / sensitive landscape Minimize land disturbances Anticipate need for other LID practices to reduce NPS and stormwater volume Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

21 Adapted from Prince George's County, MD, LID IMP Guidance Document, Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

22 Adapted from Prince George's County, MD, LID IMP Guidance Document,

23 L-THIA LID Lot Level Low Impact Development 2010: Redefining Water in the City © 2010 ASCE Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

24 L-THIA LID Available Practices porous pavement (narrow or pervious) permeable or disconnected patios/sidewalks rain barrel/cistern green (vegetative) roof bioretention/rain garden grass swale open wooded space –soil conditions Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

25 LID Estimated Costs 25 Cost estimates (2008) for BMP construction.

26 Next: Review of LID Practices Information sources. Details about estimating costs of specific practices. Design information in Appendix B3. Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

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29 Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution. Porous or permeable pavement, sidewalks, driveways are surfaces that infiltrate, constructed from a range of materials.

30 Permeable Pavement and Permeable Patio Permeable pavements or asphalts are generally used to capture and filter runoff from impervious parking lots, driveways, streets, roads, and patios, thus controlling NPS pollution loading (Dietz, 2007). While traditional pavements turn almost all rainfall into runoff, permeable pavements encourage infiltration of rainfall by creating extra moisture in the soil profile. The original CN value of 98 for conventional asphalt was changed to 70, 80, 85, and 87 for driveways and sidewalks with porous materials as suggested by Sample et al. (2001). Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

31 Porous Pavement –Lot Level Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution. Specify width of streets and sidewalks, Disconnection from stormwater system; The % impervious of the parking lot pavement

32 Pavement Cost Estimate Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution. This land use is 1/8 acre lot, high density residential. The default assumption is 871 ft 2 of pavement per driveway per lot. To cost the porous pavement option, user assumes 8 lots this size per acre. Cost table has range of $2 to $12 per ft 2 of pavement. Estimate could be $10.00 times 8 lots times 871 ft 2 = $ / acre

33 Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

34 City Hall’s Green Roof, Chicago Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

35 Green Roof Green roofs have been used for many years, especially in Europe, to retain precipitation, provide insulation, and create habitats for wildlife (Miller, 1998; Rowe, 2011). Green roofs have also been credited for lowering urban air temperature and help reduce heat island effects (Miller, 1998; Rowe, 2011). Depending on the thickness of the layers used and the extent of required maintenance, green roofs can be portrayed as extensive or intensive (GRRP, 2010). Green roof was represented using the value of 86 for runoff CN for the 4 HSGs (Sample et al., 2001). Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

36 Green Roof Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution. Wide variation in cost and complexity Low estimate $ 8.50 per square foot High estimate $ per square foot. Next slide is an example with 28 commercial acres with 25% roof, or 7 acres of roof. That creates * 7 = ft 2 feet of roof. And this proposal is that 50% of the roof will have LID practice: Mid-range cost of $ ft 2 times 0.50 % of ft 2 is $ 4.4 million.

37 Per Cent of roof treated with BMP Total area of this landuse Per Cent of area which is roof Green Roof Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

38 Rain Barrels Installation of rain barrels and cisterns in residential subdivisions allows harvest of rainfall water for potential reuse. In many countries with water scarcity problems, especially in developing countries, the use of vertical storage systems, tanks, and underground storage structures is a common practice and serves as good water supply reservoirs. The value of runoff CN used to represent rain barrels is 94 and cisterns is 85 for the 4 HSGs (Sample et al., 2001). Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

39 L-THIA LID: Lot Level Screening Tool For a median price barrel assume $200 each; The model assumes one per homeowner. High density residential 1/8 acre lot land use would require 8 barrels per acre if practice is 100%; 4 barrels /ac at 50%. $ 1600 per acre of 1/8 acre lot residential landuse at 100% LID. Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution. Rain Barrels may be installed by volunteers or professionals, so costs vary.

40 L-THIA LID: Lot Level Screening Tool Application: Target preliminary goals by adjusting lot level features Site Design & Development preparation – Narrowing impervious areas (sidewalks, driveways, roads) – Natural resource preservation – Heavy equipment use  compaction – Permeable paving materials – Vegetative roof systems Bioretention cells Vegetated swales /Filter strips Rain barrels Disconnect impervious areas Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

41 Bioretention Systems Bioretention systems consist of shallow depressions designed for holding stormwater runoff from impervious surfaces such as parking lots, rooftops, sidewalks, and drive ways. They promote infiltration by allowing rain water to soak into the ground, thus reducing runoff that can potentially enter stormwater systems. Bioretention systems also support runoff filtration for water quality improvement with planted non-invasive vegetation. The values of runoff CN used to represent hydrologic benefits of bioretention systems are 35, 51, 63, and 70 for Hydrologic Soil Group (HSG) A, B, C, and D, respectively. Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

42 Design of bioretention systems is very site-specific. The L-THIA LID practice is applied as a benefit (to the curve number) for the entire acre. The size is generalized and assumed to be adequate. A typical size (for cost estimates) for a residential lot could be 100 ft 2. Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

43 Using L-THIA LID Lot Level Reduce street width from 26ft. to 18ft. Rain barrels for Residential Green Roofs for Commercial Bioretention/Raingardens Reduces Post-developed runoff by 46% Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

44 Summary  L-THIA LID is a screening tool to evaluate the benefits of LID practices  L-THIA LID provides an easy to use interface  Will enable decision makers to formulate watershed management plans to meet goals  Along with other tools, allows stakeholders to understand impacts of water quantity and quality resulting from land use change  https://engineering.purdue.edu/~lthia/ https://engineering.purdue.edu/~lthia/ Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

45 Accountability Are the tools in use? Who is using the tools? How can they be improved? Are browser or script issues a problem? Is navigation clear? Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

46 Google Analytics Accountability in full. Analytics allows full tracking of traffic to site. Goes beyond hit counts; allows resolution of location and source of traffic. Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

47 Google Analytics Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution. Customizable reports mailed as PDF.

48 Google Analytics Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution. Compare traffic patterns to outreach programs.

49 L-THIA tools : 30,000 hits in * Swan Creek (Ohio) Tool – COE project of Michigan State IWR and Purdue – 940 visits in – 13 universities provided 60% of traffic – 6 governmental agencies used tool – Citizen/corporate use around 30% of traffic * Total for all Region 5 L-THIA tools. Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

50 Summary  These tools enable decision makers to formulate watershed management plans to meet goals  Allows stakeholders to understand impacts of water quantity and quality resulting from land use change Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

51 51 End of Overview Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

52 DIGITAL WATERSHED HIGH IMPACT TARGETING LONG-TERM HYDROLOGIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT Walkthrough 52 At the completion of this tutorial, the user should be able to design a similar scenario, enter the needed input data in L-THIA LID, run the model, and create output tables and graphs to address development questions. Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

53 Walkthrough 53 Task: Use L-THIA LID to explore a unit housing proposal for the Milan or Saline area. We will start with the assumption of 1/8 acre lot sizes on 155 acres of land. The model will produce predictions for runoff volume and NPS sediment changes in various configurations of housing unit density including LID vs. non-LID results. While local political focus is on several NPS chemistries, this tutorial’s main focus is on sediment and runoff volume. Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

54 Walkthrough 54 https://engineering.purdue.edu/~lthia/LID The 5 part process is this: (1) Select a state and county, which determines the rainfall data for the 30 year period. (2) Enter land use and soil data for existing conditions. (3) Enter changed land use, reflecting a proposed development. (4) Select the proportion of the area that will receive LID practices, and may chose to select some parameters for LID practices. (5)The model runs and produces a table of outputs for examination. Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

55 Hydrologic Soil Groups 55 Hydrologic soil Groups Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

56 Hydrologic Soil Groups 56 Estimate HSG based on surface texture Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

57 Select State and county 57 Select Michigan then Washtenaw County. Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

58 Select Units 58 Select acres as units- Note the tool tips and pop-ups over? Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

59 Pre-Developed land use and soil 59 Agricultural – B Soil – 35 Acres Agricultural – C Soil – 120 Acres Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

60 Post-Developed land use 60 In this scenario of a single large development, build High Density Residential 1/8 acre lot – on all the land that is being developed. Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

61 Copy Values Button 61 This button is used to copy a complicated set of pre-developed land use and soil values to the lower table prior to entry of post- developed land use.

62 Copy Values Button 62 Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

63 Apply LID Percentages 63 Apply LID practices to 100 % of the development Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

64 Select LID Screening Level 64 In this scenario, begin with Basic LID Screening Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

65 Screening Level 65 With L-THIA/LID “Basic Screening”, the CN is adjusted based on percent impervious estimated from land use and soil type. For the post-developed land use the user can employ a slider to mimic LID goals. With “Lot-Level Screening” the user can customize the CN based on adjustments to the landscape features within the development, to reflect LID practices at the “microscale”. Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

66 Basic Screening 66 In this scenario leave the slider at 65% for now. Click “Next” Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

67 Results – Summary 67 “Summary of Scenarios” reports the default and adjusted (after development) percentage impervious surface. Also reports a composite curve number. Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

68 68 This section reports “Curve Number by Land use” and includes the adjustments added by the LID practices. The Average Annual Runoff Depth will be reported for each landuse. Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

69 69 The final sections of the results table are “Avg. Runoff Depth by specific land use and the Nonpoint Source Pollutants Results table. Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

70 Nonpoint Source Results 70 Nonpoint Source Pollutants Results listing includes the predicted results from 11 chemicals or metals, sediment, and 2 bacteria indicators. Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

71 Nonpoint Source Results 71 This calculation is based upon volume of runoff and the land use it flows across, where the runoff is assumed to cover the entire watershed. This calculation is based upon CN for each land use and the volume of runoff predicted for the analysis area. Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

72 Nonpoint Source Results 72 Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

73 Part two of Tutorial 73 The second half of the tutorial is a Lot Level Screening process using the same input data. Use the link on the bottom of results page to ‘return to spreadsheet’ – you may need to click “back” on your browser once. Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

74 Lot Level Screening 74 The second half of the tutorial is a Lot Level Screening process using the same input data. Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

75 Select LID Screening Level 75 In this scenario we will do a Lot Level Screening of a single large development, with High Density Residential 1/8 acre lot – on all the land that is being developed. Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

76 BMPs at Lot Level 76 Each land use has a set of controls for LID practices. In this tutorial we have one post- developed land use, “High Density Residential” and two clusters of tools – because there are two soil types. Soil Group B Soil Group C Land use

77 Rain Barrels 77 In this first case for the Lot Level Screening, lets examine the impact of rain barrels on all the lots (full build out of 8 per acre on all 155 acres).

78 78 Repeat the process for the second soil group toolbox, and click “Next”. The only changes we have made is to employ rain barrels on all lots. Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

79 Average Runoff 79 The model says that while runoff is up with the full buildout of 1240 lots, the addition of rain barrels could reduce average runoff by almost 10 acre- feet per year. Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

80 Suspended Solids 80 The model predicts Suspended Solids are less with the removal of ag land, with the full buildout of 1240 lots the addition of rain barrels could reduce Average Suspended Solids by 10 percent per year. Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

81 Summary 81 LID ScenarioAvg. Annual Runoff Volume (acre-ft) Pre-Development (existing hydrology)34.2 Post-Development without LID81.2 LID Options Post-Development with Green Roof54.5 Post-Development with Rain Barrels55.7 Post-Development with Bioretention46.4 Post-Development with Porous Parking45.8 Post-Development with Roads with Swales53.7 Post-Development with Nature Conservation Area46.6 This table represents 6 individual runs of the model. Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

82 DIGITAL WATERSHED HIGH IMPACT TARGETING LONG-TERM HYDROLOGIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT Tutorial 82 Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.

83 Pre-development Post-development Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution.


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